August 1, 2011 Subject:
Exceptional, is a word that can be used within the confines of this show. I really loved this tour plus it being a soundboard.
October 10, 2009 Subject:
This show needs some love
I had good friends who attended these last three shows of this run, and they pretty much wrote this one off at the time. Oh those silly Dead Heads. The first set is exceptional, I mean at time it is incredible. They start off with some fun stuff then proceed into a smokin Jack Straw> West LA. Bobby plays one of the late era Esau before they sheleved it. It is good but alittle rusty at times. Then Brent lays it down big time with an heartfelt Far From Me. This is really where the first set becomes exceptional.
Jerry delivers a beautiful Roses and then an incredible Desolation Row, Bob is still getting a hold of the lyrics, but Phil and Jerry soar on this version.Actaully the entire band does.
Jerry loves it so much he takes two solos in it.
Jerry next explodes with easily one of the best Might As Well of the '80's & 90's. Jerry's vocals really are outstanding. Then Bob wants one more and they kick it out to the Promised Land.
Set two could be considered almost a write off at times but there are plenty of goodies.They launch into a ragin' Bucket, although Healy totally desecrates Bobby vocals on this one. It is hilaious to listen to now, but what was Healy thinking?
A too quick Aiko is high energy none the less, into a masjectic Looks Like Rain followed up by a well done He's Gone.
The O1 themed space is good then a soft entrance into the O1 with Healy once again up to his same old tricks. I think Jerry hated this because at the bridge he cranks up his volume and lays down a incredible solo.
Wharf Rat is poetic and Brent's harmonies and playing are wonderful.
You get a typical T. Stone> NFA and then a nice double encore. Brokedown is easily a high lite of the night..
I would highly recommend the night before too.
This is a great sounding board also.